Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Our little family has never been so sick ever before.  This winter has hit us like a freight train and just when I think we're all feeling good again, the next "bug" seeks us out and attacks us.  We've had flu-like viruses, colds, stomach bugs, all the good stuff.  Mostly, I've gotten the worst end of it and somehow Paisley has come out on top.  She has still not ever had to go on antibiotics (17-months-old) which makes me super happy.  In fact, she makes it hard to tell she's even sick until the vomiting starts or I check her temperature.

Being from the medical world, I believe that patients are strongly overtreated with antibiotics.  Our bodies are meant to fight off illness and we build up tolerance to antibiotics quickly if overused.  So, I am thankful that this tiny little person has really done so well.

Her parents, however, have not faired quite so gracefully.  I mean, really, Aaron even ended up in the hospital in September from some mysterious illness leading to rhabdomyolysis.  Does it make sense?  Not at all.

And I know we aren't the only ones sick this year, but I never got sick when I worked in family practice.   The constant exposure seemed to keep me healthy even though I was constantly seeing people with pneumonia, flu, and viruses galore! 

So, what do you do to keep your family healthy?  And has it been a worse than usual year for you health-wise?


  1. Um. YES. Worst year for me healthwise :( Refer to my last post. I have been on antibiotics for the past 3 and half weeks. :( And its freaking me out! Especially for my little baby. Hope things turn around for your little family!

  2. We got a couple of things in the fall but have luckily been ok since November or so. Actually, Jax just puked all over his crib and himself last night at 2am, but then he was fine. Who knows. Neither of my babies have needed antibiotics either and I am SO thankful! I am so sorry your poor family is not feeling well. I do hope you can break out of this cycle and get well once and for all!

  3. It has been so much worse for us this year! I wasn't sure if it was because we have a baby in the house, or our immune systems are down, due to lack of sleep? But we are much worse this year than in previous.
    We normally just luck out by having good immunity built up.

  4. We've had lots of little viruses this year, but last year it seemed worse - pink eye, tummy stuff, etc...

    I'm not really a germaphobe, so probably we just wash hands regularly and at school (I teach) we sanitize surfaces pretty regularly.

    It's hard with toddlers, because their hands are just in their mouthes constantly!